1885 Events is an exciting new initiative of Rollins College to provide a premier wedding and events venue, including full-service catering and event support.
Consistently ranked one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation, Rollins College has distinctive Spanish-Mediterranean architecture, lush 80-acre campus with an annual average temperature of 70 degrees, and is located on picturesque Lake Virginia. Rollins College is near Orlando and popular theme parks such as Disney and Universal.
Rice Family Pavilion -Originally built in 1942, the room has been re-purposed as a wedding reception and banquet hall location. While maintaining its nostalgic charm, the pavilion features a glorious arched ceiling and large windows that allow natural light to flow throughout the room. Rice can accommodate 180-220 guests depending on the setup.
Built-in 1932 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Knowles Memorial Chapel provides a picturesque setting in a venue that exudes class and precise elegance. The Chapel features breathtaking stained-glass above the altar, incredibly detailed high-ceilings, a large organ, and more. The neutral colored pillars and wooden altar area embraces a religious atmosphere while creating a bright space that allows couples to decorate the chapel to best suit their style and chosen theme color. The Chapel can seat a maximum of 464 guests.
The Rice Family Pavilion is the perfect space for social and corporate events such as holiday parties, luncheons, dinner receptions, etc. Newly renovated in 2019, Rice also has outdoor patio space perfect for cocktail hour.
Dependent on class schedules, classroom space and auditoriums with audio/visual is available.